Will Contest And Trust Construction Attorneys

When problems arise in a will or trust, the stakes can be high. If the situation is not handled properly, you could risk losing your inheritance or face liability in a breach of fiduciary duty claim. It is important to work with an attorney who has experience challenging wills and trust constructions and can use that experience to help you through the process and protect your rights.

At Sheats & Muckleroy LLP, we represent will executors, trustees and potential beneficiaries in Fort Worth and throughout the Tarrant County, Texas, area. With more than 25 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have earned a track record of successful cases. For example, we recently won a bench trial in Hidalgo County and a directed verdict in a jury trial in Tarrant County. When disputes arise in the probate administration process or in the execution of a trust, our attorneys are prepared to protect your rights.

Our Fort Worth will contest lawyers handle disputes involving:

  • The meaning and wording of wills and trusts: Estate planning documents and trusts include highly technical legal language, and the rules regulating this language can change over the years. Disputes commonly arise involving the technical wording and meaning of these documents.
  • The validity of a will or trust: Even when the phrasing is clear in a will or trust, disputes can arise involving the validity of the document itself. If the testator of a will or grantor of a trust lacks capacity, the document will be invalidated. This incapacity can come from age or the undue influence of an outside party. We handle cases involving the validity of wills and trusts.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: During the execution of a trust or the probate administration process, suspicions can arise regarding the executor or trustee's actions. Perhaps the agent fails to make appropriate accountings, self-deals or does not follow the instructions or procedures of the trust or will. Our lawyers represent clients in breach of fiduciary disputes.

Because of our experience, we are able to work up a case in whatever way is best for that case. We resolve conflicts outside of the courtroom in many cases, but when litigation is needed, we have the knowledge and skill to courageously and aggressively represent our clients' rights in court.

Contact Sheats & Muckleroy LLP

To schedule a consultation with Sheats & Muckleroy LLP, call 817-953-5094 (866-633-5812 toll free) or contact us online.